My $1 chalkboard

Out on one of my garage sale hunts I came across this magnolia tin tray for $1. Im sure in a former life it was “in style”.


I was about to pass it up but my friend from WeAreTHATFamily– reminded me it would make a great chalkboard- there were two, so we each got one. I decided to use it as a Welcome sign for the front porch. I drilled two holes in the top & added ribbon. You could even change out the ribbon for the seasons. The black knob-thing its hanging from is an old door knob- I spray painted it black- filled it will floral foam and stuck it over a nail head- cute eh?

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11 thoughts on “My $1 chalkboard”

  1. Really adorable! I love it and so creative to hang it outside (I always see them inside).

  2. looks good and identical to mine 😀

  3. So that is seriously cute!! I love it. You & Kristen are twinkies, huh. This will be good to share on several party days.

  4. Becky says:

    Perfect. I think a welcome is just the right thing at the entrance.

  5. gosh! I couldn’t see that tray as being anything cute…but you surprised me! that was amazing!

  6. What a fun referbish!!

    Perfect idea.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  7. Wendy says:

    that is really cute!

  8. love it! want to copy it!

  9. Elaine A. says:

    Okay, I am loving this. Now I WANT to find an ugly old magnolia tray SOMEWHERE! What an easy, cute project!

  10. Mindy says:

    I just picked up a free tin tray at a garage sale as well. I was thinking about painting it and using it as a magnet board, but this is really cute too. Oh decisions, decisions.

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